- (US) /əˈlaɪv/
- Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
- In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.
- Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged. The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- .
- Sprightly; lively; brisk.
- Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feeling, as opposed to apathy; sensitive. Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- .
- As intensifier, of all living. Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --.
- As intensifier, used colloquially "man alive!", "sakes alive!".
- Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.